Facilities and services:
* Breakfast (included in room rate),
* Lunch / Dinner on request,
* Secure off-street parking,
* 24/7 CCTV security monitoring,
* Swimming pool,
* Lapa / Outdoor entertainment and relaxation area with braai,
* Snacks / Drinks,
* Fitness Gym,
* Beautiful garden.
If you are looking for a fantastic getaway in Limpopo, come to Lapologa Bed and Breakfast situated on the northern side of Tzaneen CBD. It is 98 kms away from Polokwane, 120 kms from Makhado and 96 kms from the Phalaborwa gate of Kruger National Park.
Described as an appealing subtropical garden town, Tzaneen is in fact the second largest town in the Mopani district in Limpopo that lies at the foot of the Wolkberg Mountains in the northern reaches of the Drakensberg range. These form an impressive backdrop to the town that is renowned for its abundant growth of just about everything subtropical - avocados, nuts, citrus fruits, mangoes, bananas and litchis, coffee, tea and cotton.
Tzaneen also serves as a good spot from which to explore the rest of the region, with its position just below the Magoebaskloof. The special thing about Tzaneen is the constant change in scenery - lush vegetation, plantations, mountains and one of the biggest baobab trees in the world (at the Sunland Nursery between Duiwelskloof and Ga-Kgapane, only 40 minutes' drive from Lapologa) mean that there is never a dull moment.
In Room Facilities:
All rooms are equipped with the following:
* En-suite / private bathroom (towels/soap and free guest amenities),
* Extra blanket,
* TV with DStv (Hotel bouquet),
* Tea/coffee making facilities,
* Air-conditioners / heaters,
* Work desk,
Nearby attractions and activities:
* Makgobaskloof Dam
* Kruger National Park
* Pekoe view
* Tzaneen Country Club
The quaint little Tzaneen Museum is definitely worth a visit, on a day when you're not out exploring the various nature reserves or the Tzaneen Dam (also a nature reserve), for its collection of ethnological artefacts like pottery, beadwork, weapons, the largest collection of pole carvings in the country. There is also a collection of royal drums from the Rain Queen, Modjadji - hereditary ruler of the Balobedu people of the area whose succession is matrilineal (the Queen's eldest daughter is heir and males are not entitled to the throne) - whose residence is close to the Modjadji Nature Reserve.
Just 17 kilometres from Tzaneen is the beautiful Duiwelskloof (devil's gorge), renamed Modjadjiskloof in 2004 in the Rain Queen's honour.
On the banks of the Great Letaba River lies the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, just west of the Kruger National Park and not far from Tzaneen. The presence of the river on one side of the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve means that there is a rich and varied bird-life, even in winter, and evenings produce some really special sightings of nightjars and owls. Exciting hiking trails include the Mopane Interpretive Trail, which is only about a kilometre long, the Letaba Trail along the River - great for birding - and the Giraffe trail, which is a 3-day, 32 kilometre hike with overnights in luxury huts.
There is a game-viewing self-drive that winds through the reserve, and you can hope to see a number of antelope, zebra, wildebeest, warthog and giraffe, or the more elusive nocturnal animals like leopard, jackal and hyena. Along the route is a wonderful lookout point that offers fantastic views of the Hans Merensky Reserve and serves as a great picnic spot. There is also a mountain bike trail and horse rides, should you be short of things to do.
Modjadji Cycad Reserve:
High in the Lobedu Mountains near Duiwelskloof and situated next to the home of the fabled rain queen, lies the Modjadji Cycad Reserve, boasting some of the oldest and largest Cycad specimens on earth. When mist does not obscure the view, the visitor gazes over the cycad forest to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. Approximately 12 km of well constructed walks drop from the cycad forest to the acacia and grassveld below where large game such as blue wildebeest, waterbuck, nyala, impala and bushbuck, and over 170 species of birds live.
Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve:
Fishing fundis describe Tzaneen Dam as 'quite simply the best place for carp fishing in Africa'. It is also well stocked with Florida strain largemouth bass,and you can bank on landing one in the three to four kilogram range. Smallmouth bass are also caught on occasion. And the dam forms part of the annual bass angling competition circuit, including the Tzaneen Bass Classic.
The dam is not just for anglers. Bird watchers, people who love water sports and being on the banks of a body of water for the day, make the dam a regular part of their leisure time. Birding around the dam is also virtually unequalled. Over 350 different bird species have been recorded on and around the water. It is worth mentioning that there are hippos in the dam, and crocodiles are thought to swim in the shallow waters.